I love a good painted photograph (the one I did for Simon & Schuster was one of the most enjoyable illustration jobs I’ve ever had), and so when I got an email yesterday from my friend Jessica Goldfond of The Shiny Squirrel about her new look book collaboration with fellow illustrator (and friend) Samantha Hahn, I gasped with excitement. Samantha delicately painted a montage of flowers, butterflies and other bits of nature onto these already beautiful fashion photos. I love the pops of rich color and organic shapes on the slightly muted photos, all shot on black backgrounds. In addition to Jessica and Samantha, credit also goes to photographer, Gregory Aune, stylist, Heather Breen and make up artist, Laramie Glen. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!